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Minister Pandor to host her Chinese counterpart for a bilateral meeting

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will on Friday, 18 October 2019, host her counterpart, the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Wang Yi, for a bilateral meeting in Durban.

Date :

Friday, 18 October 2019

Time : 10H30 Photo opportunity and opening remarks
Venue :

Southern Sun Elangeni
Durban

RSVP : Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078, kgweten@dirco.gov.za
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Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the President of Iran, Dr Hassan Rouhani, in Tehran, Iran, 16 October 2019.

Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the President of Iran, Dr Hassan Rouhani, in Tehran, Iran, 16 October 2019.

Photo: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO

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Minister Naledi Pandor with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif, during the 14th South Africa – Iran Joint Commission of Cooperation, Tehran, Iran, 16 October 2019. Minister Naledi Pandor with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif, during the 14th South Africa – Iran Joint Commission of Cooperation, Tehran, Iran, 16 October 2019.

Photos: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO
Minister Naledi Pandor with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif, during the 14th South Africa – Iran Joint Commission of Cooperation, Tehran, Iran, 16 October 2019.
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Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, Doha, Qatar, 15 October 2019. Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, Doha, Qatar, 15 October 2019.

Photo: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO
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Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Prime Minister of Qatar and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Doha, Qatar, 15 October 2019. Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Prime Minister of Qatar and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Doha, Qatar, 15 October 2019.

Photo: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO
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Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Doha, Qatar, 15 October 2019. Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Doha, Qatar, 15 October 2019.

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Minister Pandor to undertake a Working Visit to the Middle East from 15 to 16 October 2019. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr. Naledi Pandor, will undertake a working visit to Doha, the State of Qatar and to Tehran, the Islamic Republic of Iran, on, 15 and 16 October 2019.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa undertakes a Working Visit to London in the United Kingdom 13 – 14 October 2019. President Cyril Ramaphosa will undertake a working visit to London in the United Kingdom from the 12th to the 14th October 2019. During the working visit, the President will deliver the opening keynote address at the 6th Financial Times Africa Summit on the 14th October 2019 at the Claridges in London.

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Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations during the Security Council Meeting on the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, 10 October 2019. I now address the Council in my national capacity. Let me start by thanking and welcoming the Foreign Minister of Colombia, H.E. Carlos Holmes Trujillo to the meeting.

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Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila,  Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on MONUSCO, 09 October 2019. South Africa joins other delegations in thanking the Special Representative of the Secretary General, Ms. Leila Zerrougui for her briefing on MONUSCO activities.

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Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Mali, 8 October 2019. I now address the Council in my national capacity, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank SRSG Annadif for his insightful briefing on developments in Mali pertaining to the implementation of the mandate of MINUSMA.

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Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Debate on the “Maintenance of International Peace and Security in Africa: The Centrality of Preventative Diplomacy, Conflict Prevention and Resolution”, 7 October 2019. I now wish to address the Council in my national capacity. I thank the Secretary-General António Guterres for his statement.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Muhammadu Buhari, of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, during a State Visit to Pretoria, South Africa 2-4 October 2019.

President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Muhammadu Buhari, of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, during a State Visit to Pretoria, South Africa 2-4 October 2019.

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Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the State Visit to the Republic of South Africa by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Inaugural Session of the Elevated Bi-National Commission between South Africa and Nigeria, Pretoria, 03 October 2019. At the invitation of the President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency, Cyril Ramaphosa; His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, paid a State Visit to South Africa from 02 - 04 October 2019, and attended the inaugural session of the elevated Bi-National Commission (BNC), as part of continuing bilateral engagements aimed at strengthening and deepening cooperation between South Africa and Nigeria.
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Interview by Minister Naledi Pandor with the SABC ahead of the State Visit by President Muhammadu Buhari, of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa, 3 October 2019.

Interview by Minister Naledi Pandor with the SABC ahead of the State Visit by President Muhammadu Buhari, of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa, 3 October 2019.

Photo: GCIS

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Interview by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama of Nigeria, with the SABC ahead of the State Visit by President Muhammadu Buhari, of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa, 3 October 2019.

Interview by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama of Nigeria, with the SABC ahead of the State Visit by President Muhammadu Buhari, of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa, 3 October 2019.

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Minister Naledi Pandor receives President Muhammadu Buhari, of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, arrives ahead of the State Visit, Waterkloof Airforce Base, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 October 2019.

Minister Naledi Pandor receives President Muhammadu Buhari, of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, arrives ahead of the State Visit, Waterkloof Airforce Base, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 October 2019.

Photo: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO

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Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the Great Lakes Region, 3 October 2019. At the outset let me join others in thanking the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Mr Huang Xia for his informative briefing.
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Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, of Nigeria at the Ninth Ministerial Session of the Bi-National Commission between the Republic of South Africa and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 October 2019. Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, of Nigeria at the Ninth Ministerial Session of the Bi-National Commission between the Republic of South Africa and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 October 2019.

Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, of Nigeria at the Ninth Ministerial Session of the Bi-National Commission between the Republic of South Africa and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 October 2019.

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Closing Remarks by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation on the occasion of the Ministerial Session of the Ninth Session of the Bi-National Commission (BNC) between the Republic of South Africa and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Pretoria, 2 October 2019. We have come to the end of a very constructive and fruitful day. The positive reports tabled here today from the various sectoral committees attest to this.

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Opening Remarks by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the Ministerial Session of the Ninth Session of the Bi-National Commission (BNC) between the Republic of South Africa and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Pretoria, 2 October 2019. Honourable Minister Onyeama and Co-Chair, it is a great honour to warmly welcome you to our country. Please accept our congratulations on your re-appointment as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, following the elections in your country earlier this year.
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South Africa to host the Ninth Session of the Bi-National Commission with the Federal Republic of Nigeria

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will host her counterpart, the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, on Wednesday, 02 October 2019, in Pretoria.

Date : Wednesday, 02 October 2019
Time : 09H45 – Photo-opportunity

10H30 – Opening Remarks
Venue :

DIRCO Conference Room
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

RSVP : Kgopotso Rapakuana, 073 058 3876, RapakuanaK@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries :

Lunga Ngqengelele, Media Liaison Officer, 082 5660446, ngqengelelel@dirco.gov.za

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Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Debate on Peace and Security in Africa: Mobilising the Youth towards Silencing the Guns by 2020, 2 October 2019. I would like to thank the briefers for your insightful briefing. It is always beneficial and valuable for the Council to be briefed by young people who are passionate and determined about the future of their countries.
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Minister Naledi Pandor at the 25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, Pretoria, South Africa, 1 October 2019. Minister Naledi Pandor at the 25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, Pretoria, South Africa, 1 October 2019.
Minister Naledi Pandor at the 25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, Pretoria, South Africa, 1 October 2019.

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Remarks by Minister GNM Pandor on the occasion of the Dinner commemorating 25 Years of Diplomatic Relations between South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, 1 October 2019. I am truly honoured and grateful to share this evening with Your Excellency and the distinguished guests as we celebrate 25 years of the fruitful relations between South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.
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South Africa and the United Arab Emirates celebrates 25 years of Diplomatic Relations

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor will speak at the Gala Dinner event organised to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the United Arab Emirates and the Republic of South Africa, this evening, 01 October 2019 at The Sheraton Hotel in Pretoria.

Date : Tuesday, 01 October 2019
Time : 18H00 – Arrival of Guests

19H15 –Dinner and live entertainment
Venue :

The Sheraton Hotel
Pretoria

RSVP : Mashudu Malema, United Arab Emirates PR, on 081 318 8589, mashudu.malema@blqmedia.co.za
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Minister Naledi Pandor addresses the General Debate of the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 28 September 2019. Minister Naledi Pandor addresses the General Debate of the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 28 September 2019.

Minister Naledi Pandor addresses the General Debate of the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 28 September 2019.

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Statement by Dr Naledi Pandor on the occasion of the General Debate of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, United Nations, New York, 28 September 2019. South Africa wishes to congratulate you, and we are pleased to have a leader from our sister country, Nigeria, presiding over the Assembly for its 74th Session. I assure you of South Africa’s full support in the implementation of your priorities and responsibilities during this term.

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Minister Naledi Pandor attends the G77 Annual Ministerial Meeting, at the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 27 September 2019. Minister Naledi Pandor attends the G77 Annual Ministerial Meeting, at the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 27 September 2019.

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Statement by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, on the occasion of the 43rd Annual Meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 27 September 2019. I am pleased to join you, Chairperson, in congratulating Azerbaijan for its admission to this group as well congratulating the State of Palestine on its excellent stewardship of the Group of 77 in its role as Chair of the Group.

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Minister Naledi Pandor delivers a statement at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Ministerial Meeting on Peace and Security in Africa partnership to maintain Regional Peace and Security, at the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 26 September 2019.

Minister Naledi Pandor delivers a statement at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Ministerial Meeting on Peace and Security in Africa partnership to maintain Regional Peace and Security, at the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 26 September 2019.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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Statement by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, during the Security Council Briefing on Peace and Security in Africa: Partnership to strengthen Regional Peace and Security, 26 September 2019. We thank you for convening this meeting. We appreciate the useful briefings from Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission and Ambassador Maria Luiza Viotti, the Chef de Cabinet to the UN Secretary General.
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Minister Naledi Pandor attends the IBSA Ministerial Meeting, at the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 26 September 2019.

Minister Naledi Pandor attends the IBSA Ministerial Meeting, at the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 26 September 2019.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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IBSA Joint Statement on the Reform of the Multilateral System. We, the International Relations and Foreign Ministers of India, Brazil and South Africa have come together on 26th September 2019 in New York, guided by the principle of sovereignty and our shared values of freedom, the rule of law, respect for human rights and democracy, as well as our steadfast commitment to promote a more inclusive, responsive and participatory international governance architecture.

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Minister Naledi Pandor attends the BRICS Ministerial Meeting, at the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 26 September 2019.

Minister Naledi Pandor attends the BRICS Ministerial Meeting, at the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 26 September 2019.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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Statement by Minister Naledi Pandor: Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs/International Relations, 26 September 2019, New York. Firstly, allow me to express our condolences to you Minister Jaishankar, the government and people of India on the loss of our dear sister, former Minister of External Affairs, Ms Sushma Swaraj.  She will be sorely missed in the BRICS family.
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Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Ministerial High-level side event on: "Delivering on Peace and Political Transitions", at the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 25 September 2019. Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Ministerial High-level side event on: "Delivering on Peace and Political Transitions", at the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 25 September 2019.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO
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Minister Naledi Pandor attends the UN Security Council Meeting on: "Cooperation between the United Nations and Regional and Sub-Regional Organisations in maintaining international Peace and Security", Security Council Chambers, at the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 25 September 2019. Minister Naledi Pandor attends the UN Security Council Meeting on: "Cooperation between the United Nations and Regional and Sub-Regional Organisations in maintaining international Peace and Security", Security Council Chambers, at the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 25 September 2019.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO
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Statement by H.E. Minister Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, during the UN Security Council Meeting on “Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and sub-regional organisations in maintaining international peace and security: the contribution of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO), Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in countering terrorist threats”, 25 September 2019. Let me start out by thanking Secretary-General Antònio Guterres for his briefing as well as expressing my appreciation for the briefings of Secretary-General Vladimir Imamovich Norov, of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Secretary-General Valery Semerikov, of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, and Deputy Executive Secretary Sergey Ivanov, of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
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Minister Naledi Pandor delivers a statement at the side event: “Gender Equality: from the Biarritz Partnership to the Beijing +25 Generation Equality Forum", at the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 23 September 2019. Minister Naledi Pandor delivers a statement at the side event: “Gender Equality: from the Biarritz Partnership to the Beijing +25 Generation Equality Forum", at the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 23 September 2019.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO
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Minister Naledi Pandor delivers a statement at the High-Level side event on the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, with the theme: "Investing in Humanity Through Multilateralism", at the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 23 September 2019. Minister Naledi Pandor delivers a statement at the High-Level side event on the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, with the theme: "Investing in Humanity Through Multilateralism", at the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 23 September 2019.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO
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Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, participate in the Climate Change Summit convened by the United Nations Secretary General, Antònio Guterres, during the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 23 September 2019.

Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, participate in the Climate Change Summit convened by the United Nations Secretary General, Antònio Guterres, during the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 23 September 2019.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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Statement by H.E. President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa to the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit, 23 September 2019.South Africa shares the sense of urgency expressed by you, Secretary General, for addressing the climate emergency, and welcomes this great initiative to gather the world’s leaders in New York.

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Interview of Minister Naledi Pandor with the SABC at the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 22 September 2019. Interview of Minister Naledi Pandor with the SABC at the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 22 September 2019.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO
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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the United Nations Secretary General, Mr Antònio Guterres, at the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 22 September 2019.

Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the United Nations Secretary General, Mr Antònio Guterres, at the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 22 September 2019.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO
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Minister Pandor arrives in New York for the UN General Assembly. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr. Naledi Pandor, has today, Sunday, 22 September 2019, arrived in New York, where she is leading the South African delegation to the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74).

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Interview of the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, Ambassador Jerry Matjila, with UBUNTU Radio ahead of the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 21 September 2019. Interview of the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, Ambassador Jerry Matjila, with UBUNTU Radio ahead of the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74), New York, USA, 21 September 2019.

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Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and members of the African Diaspora, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 20 September 2019. Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and members of the African Diaspora, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 20 September 2019.
Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and members of the African Diaspora, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 20 September 2019.

Photos: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO
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Speech by Minister Naledi Pandor, MP, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation on the occasion of the African Diaspora Engagement held at DIRCO Conference Centre on 20 September 2019. Thank you for accepting and honouring our invitation for this meeting. Two weeks ago I had a meeting with diplomats of countries represented in South Africa.
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Minister Pandor to meet with members of the African Diaspora

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will on Friday, 20 September 2019, meet with members of the African Diaspora.

Date : Friday, 20 September 2019
Time : 10H30
Venue :

DIRCO Conference Centre
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

RSVP : Dolly Cossa, cossad@dirco.gov.za and Irene Netsianda, netsiandai@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries :

Lunga Ngqengelele, Minister's Spokesperson, 082 566 0446, ngqengelelel@dirco.gov.za

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Attack on Saudi Arabian oil refineries. The South African Government has noted, with concern, the escalation of conflict in the Middle East, as has again been demonstrated by an attack on two key Saudi Arabian oil facilities on Saturday, 14 September 2019, emanating from Yemeni territory.

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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting on 18 September 2019. Cabinet met on Wednesday, 18 September 2019 at Tuynhuys in Cape Town. Issues in the environment - District Based Development Model - Cabinet welcomes the official launch by President Cyril Ramaphosa, of the new District Based Development Model in the OR Tambo District Municipality, in the Eastern Cape.
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Media Briefing by Minister Naledi Pandor on South Africa's participation in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria, South Africa, 16 September 2019. Media Briefing by Minister Naledi Pandor on South Africa's participation in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria, South Africa, 16 September 2019.
Media Briefing by Minister Naledi Pandor on South Africa's participation in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria, South Africa, 16 September 2019.

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Remarks by Minister Naledi Pandor on the occasion of the Media Briefing on South Africa's participation in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York from 24 – 30 September 2019, 16 September 2019. In our last media briefing, ahead of the SADC Summit in Tanzania, we promised to regularly brief you on our international relations and cooperation work. This media briefing serves to fulfil that purpose.

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Minister Pandor to brief media on South Africa's participation in 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York from 24 – 30 September 2019

Members of the media are invited to a media briefing, which will be led by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, on South Africa's participation in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), which will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 24 – 30 September 2019.

Date : Monday, 16 September 2019
Time : 11H30 for 12H00 to 13H00
Venue :

DIRCO Media Briefing Room
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

RSVP : Nelson Kgwete, KgweteN@dirco.gov.za / 076 431 3078 or Kgopotso Rapakuana, 073 058 3876, RapakuanaK@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries :

Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974

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Presidential Special Envoys to deliver messages to several countries. A team of Special Envoys appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa have begun their assignment yesterday, 14 September 2019, and departed South Africa to deliver messages of solidarity to several Heads of State and Government across Africa.

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Minister Pandor leads delegation to UNGA74. President Cyril Ramaphosa has delegated Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Dr Naledi Pandor to lead South Africa’s delegation to the United Nations General Assembly later this month to allow the President to concentrate on critical issues in the country.

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Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), 10 September 2019. Please allow me to begin by thanking the Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Mr Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Executive Director of the UNODC, Mr Yuri Fedotov and Ambassador Djani, as Chair of the 1988 Committee for their insightful briefings.

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Minister Naledi Pandor addresses the Heads of Mission Meeting, Pretoria, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 9 September 2019.

Minister Naledi Pandor addresses the Heads of Mission Meeting, Pretoria, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 9 September 2019.

Minister Naledi Pandor addresses the media after the Heads of Mission Meeting, Pretoria, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 9 September 2019.

Minister Naledi Pandor addresses the media after the Heads of Mission Meeting, Pretoria, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 9 September 2019.

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